The 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague Fundamental Occasion is all the way down to its remaining 4 gamers with Jordan Saccucci main the best way. The remaining gamers will return on Sunday to compete for the title and the first-place prize cash of €1,054,500.
Sadly for PokerStars Ambassador Parker Talbot he will not be becoming a member of them, having fallen in fifth place for €278,450, bringing the curtain down on the penultimate day’s play.
That determine is a brand new career-best for the Canadian, surpassing the €179,360 he earned for a sixth-place end in the identical occasion 4 years in the past, however it’s a case of so close to, but thus far for Talbot who may have joined an unique membership of PokerStars Ambassadors to have received EPT titles — solely six gamers have ever achieved the feat!
Victoria Coren Mitchell – EPT Sanremo 2014
Arguably one of the well-known EPT victories of all, Victoria Coren Mitchell’s San Remo triumph was not solely Coren Mitchell’s second EPT title — the primary individual to realize the feat — however it’s additionally the latest incidence of a PokerStars Ambassador successful an EPT Fundamental Occasion.
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Coren Mitchell departed PokerStars in 2014 however nonetheless makes appearances on the European Poker Tour, taking part in within the return of EPT London and even commenting on the Hustler On line casino Dwell controversy earlier this 12 months.
Mickey Petersen – EPT Copenhagen 2012
A Danish victory for a Danish participant as Mickey Petersen received EPT Copenhagen over a decade in the past to take house €338,133.
He defeated 299 gamers after a six-hour heads-up match in opposition to veteran Belgian participant Pierre Neuville — who was additionally a PokerStars Crew Professional on the time.
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Pieter de Korver – EPT Monte Carlo 2009
€2.3 million. The most important EPT Fundamental Occasion first prize — surpassed solely by the $3 million payout Poorya Nazari received on the 2009 PCA.
And who received that seven-figure sum — Pieter de Korver. Unsurprisingly his victory within the 2009 EPT Grand Ultimate is the biggest money of his profession, and he nonetheless sits fourth on the Dutch all-time cash record behind Teun Mulder, Marcel Luske and Jorryt van Hoof.
Sandra Naujoks – EPT German Open 2009
A feminine champion on the European Poker Tour is a particular feat, with solely three girls ever having achieved it.
Sandra Naujoks received the EPT German Open in Dortmund again in 2009, changing into the second-ever feminine to win the title after Coren Mitchell’s victory in September 2006.
And for these of you questioning about Liv Boeree’s 2010 EPT Sanremo victory? It got here 5 months earlier than she joined Crew PokerStars Professional.
Sebastian Ruthenberg – EPT Barcelona 2008
Simply eight months later, Sebastian Ruthenberg turned the second PokerStars Ambassador to win an EPT title at EPT Barcelona within the first occasion of Season 5.
Ruthenberg had solely joined as an Ambassador earlier within the 12 months, and received a WSOP bracelet that summer season earlier than heading to the EPT’s conventional summer season cease.
He took a 5:1 chip lead into heads-up play in opposition to Fintan Gavin and finally received, strolling away with $1,361,000.
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier – PCA 2008
A well-known face on this planet of poker, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier is among the greatest names to have received a title on the European Poker Tour, and was the very first to take action as a PokerStars Ambassador. 2008 was the primary time the PCA was a part of the EPT, and Grospellier received $2,000,000 after defeating a subject of 1,136 gamers.
Grospellier departed PokerStars as an Ambassador in January 2018 after 11-and-a-half years of a “nice partnership”.
Observe: Our due to PokerStars Commentator James Hartigan for his help with this text
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Will Shillibier relies in the UK. He graduated from the College of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, after which studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports activities Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He beforehand labored as a contract reside reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.